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It is with great honour that we wish to announce our very special project "HOPE"

This past summer saw the unfortunate passing of Johnny Nooren, a local area building official and well known person throughout the St. Thomas & Elgin community. From the soccer pitch, to pitching in with helping a friend with their home, Johnny was well known, loved and respected. While we as a community are saddened by his passing, the loss to his wife Angela and his two beautiful babies, Luke and Aleida has been personally devastating. At a time of incredible grief they are also challenged financially and they need our help.

Angela has said that Johnny loved big crazy ideas. And that is what HOPE truly is, a BIG CRAZY IDEA. On June 9-11 we are going to blitz build a Net Zero Ready home over three days, not three months, THREE DAYS. Our goal is to gift the profits of this home to the Nooren family. We cannot ever replace Johnny, but we are asking for your help in making HOPE a reality.

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Updates

HOPE is just over two weeks away and final preparations are coming down to the wire. The foundation has been backfilled and the underground plumbing has now been installed. Next up will be installing the foam over the gravel before we pour the concrete floor.

Most customers never get to see many of the behind the scenes steps involved in delivering their new home. There are so many unsung heros who help to make this happen and are seldom ever seen by the home purchaser. Without their efforts the home could never be built. HOPE gives us an opportunity to share some of the work they do behind the scenes to make the “magic” happen in the delivery of every new home.

Ambrose Plumbing Staff Tyler Annett & Steve Hurn installing the underground plumbing.


The Countdown continues.... less than 3 WEEKS to go!

On Saturday June 3rd we will have our final review meeting prior to the build. It will again take place at the Malahide Community Place located at 12105 Whittaker Rd, Springfield, ON. The meeting will last from 8:30 until 11:00. The intention of this meeting is to review and finalize the schedule, review the staging of materials and vehicles for site logistics and review the safety requirements for the build. A special thanks to Eugenio DiMeo and Malahide for hosting our meeting. Carrie will send a follow up reminder and up to date schedule later this week.

If you are volunteering on the build itself, we ask that you attend if you are able so that you can hear this update first hand.

I also wanted to email this to all of you so that you can get an idea of the number of people involved with the build. Future emails will be by bcc, to limit paper size. If you notice anyone that is not on this list and is volunteering please either forward this information to them or send me their email. Also you will start to see a number of media updates over the next few weeks as we come up on the build. I am including you all on these so that you have a greater understanding of the build overall and what an EPIC adventure we are about to embark on.

I HOPE to see you on the 3rd and look forward to working with everyone on HOPE.


There's a New Inspector in Town

Project HOPE is fast approaching and the site is being prepared for the build. Following in his father Johnny's footsteps, Luke Nooren paid a visit to HOPE to make sure the foundation was ready to go for the build. (Luke’s dad Johnny was a local area building inspector who passed away from T-Cell Lymphoma last summer).Great Job Luke, the foundation looks AWESOME!

Meeting our foundation team from Jay-Dee Concrete Forming.
From Left: Denis Hebert Jr., Luke Nooren, Denis Hebert

Not wanting her big brother to have all the fun baby sister Aleida also had a chance to get a very safe and personal view of HOPE from Denis.

Mom Angela says that Luke and Aleida call the home HOPE as though she was a person. With all the love being put into this project, we're sure that HOPE will be very friendly and welcoming to whoever is fortunate enough to call her home.

Speaking of the Foundation: A new type of Sump Pit!

This Sump pit is designed to be installed outside of the basement space. Rather than collecting sub-surface water inside the home, this system is designed to collect the water from outside the foundation wall and keep it outside of the home.

Inspection of the Outdoor Sump Pit installation at HOPE.
(From Left Bruce Vanderwyst (Doug Tarry Homes), Jamie Yolkowskie (City of St. Thomas Building Inspector), Jacques Roy (Ambrose Plumbing)


I recently had the opportunity to see the recent unveiling of #CDNbuilt at the Canadian Home Builders Association conference in St. John’s. This social media project will celebrate all that we do as an industry to build communities. HOPE is one of the first events to be featured in this project. We look forward to visitors being able to take selfies from our HOPE Selfie Zone and posting their favourite moments from the build to #CDNbuilt & #stthomasproud.

Click the link to see the release information and video where HOPE was featured. http://www.chba.ca/CHBA/HousingCanada/Canada_150_CHBA_75/CHBA/Housing_in_Canada/Giving_Back.aspx?hkey=d6fbd2e2-ebb0-4498-8569-b97a6fabbe9d

With HOPE

Doug Tarry


The Countdown continues.... less than 3 WEEKS to go!

On Saturday June 3rd we will have our final review meeting prior to the build. It will again take place at the Malahide Community Place located at 12105 Whittaker Rd, Springfield, ON. The meeting will last from 8:30 until 11:00. The intention of this meeting is to review and finalize the schedule, review the staging of materials and vehicles for site logistics and review the safety requirements for the build. A special thanks to Eugenio DiMeo and Malahide for hosting our meeting. Carrie will send a follow up reminder and up to date schedule later this week.

If you are volunteering on the build itself, we ask that you attend if you are able so that you can hear this update first hand.

I also wanted to email this to all of you so that you can get an idea of the number of people involved with the build. Future emails will be by bcc, to limit paper size. If you notice anyone that is not on this list and is volunteering please either forward this information to them or send me their email. Also you will start to see a number of media updates over the next few weeks as we come up on the build. I am including you all on these so that you have a greater understanding of the build overall and what an EPIC adventure we are about to embark on.

I HOPE to see you on the 3rd and look forward to working with everyone on HOPE.

Best Regards,

Doug Tarry


Doug Tarry Homes is honoured to be sponsoring the BLACK DONNELLYS film and the London Screening this coming October 14th at the Wolf Performance Hall. The director Aaron Huggett will also be directing our documentary film HOPE this June.

The film is being produced by Eclipse Media Productions, the makers of Red Ryan. The Cast/Crew is comprised of 100+ people from Southwestern Ontario. The project is largely crowd source funded, and has received a lot of social media interest and early media coverage. Scenes are being filmed in Napier, Lucan, Petrolia, and London.

There are 5 Southwestern Ontario screenings scheduled. Tickets go on sale May 23:

Sarnia 'First Friday' October 6 at Imperial Theatre
Lucan October 7 (sponsored by Town of Lucan) at Lucan Community Centre
Petrolia October 13 (sponsored by Shelley Aubie, Remax) at Victoria Hall
London October 14 (sponsored by Doug Tarry Homes) at Wolf Performance Hall
Stratford October 15 at Stratford Cinemas

Tickets are available at the Box Offices, where available, and at Eventbrite.ca
Runtime: 43 minutes + Q&A
Screening: October 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
presented by Eclipse Media Productions
Written & Directed by Aaron Huggett

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https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/black-donnellys-movie-screening-with-qa-london-tickets-34266919278#


Beginning Friday June 9th at 6:00 am Doug Tarry Homes and a community of volunteers will begin construction of HOPE our fundraiser house build in honour of Johnny Nooren who passed away suddenly last summer from T Cell Lymphoma.

Working round the clock, we anticipate being done by 4:00pm on Sunday afternoon. The foundation will be in and ready for building prior to the build. Friday morning we start framing the home with 6 crews of framers sharing the load. Two crews will even be framing the roof on the lot next door and we anticipate craning the roof onto the home before noon.

We are nearly fully scheduled with volunteers but are looking at sponsors for a few more meals. In addition, there is a viewing grandstand available for people to watch the build safely. So if you've ever wondered how they blitz build a home on TV in a week, we're doing it in THREE DAYS and it will be a Net Zero Ready home. We are encouraging people to come out and cheer on all our volunteers. It’s going to be EPIC!

For more information please contact:
Suzie Dennis at 519-637-6819 Ext. 30
www.facebook.com/DougTarryHomes


The guys hard at work setting the forms and gravel for the foundation for the house. This is a Rosewood bungalow plan of 1440 sqft. This home is for sale and will be available this year, contact us today!!


JUN 9-11, 2017 - ST. THOMAS, ON

Kicked-off at a Family Day event on February 20th by Doug Tarry Homes, project HOPE’s goal is to gift profits made from the sale of a Net Zero Ready Home to the family of Johnny Nooren.

Johnny, a building official from the St. Thomas & Elgin community, passed in the summer of 2016. From the soccer pitch, to pitching in with helping a friend with their home, Johnny was well known, loved and respected. While the community is saddened by his passing, the loss to his wife Angela and his two beautiful children, Luke and Aleida, has been personally devastating. At a time of incredible grief they are also challenged financially and need help.

From June 9 to 11 Doug Tarry Homes will “blitz” build a Net Zero Ready Home over three days. They’re looking for volunteers who’re willing to commit their time, energy, product and materials to this project.

To learn more and get engaged contact doug.tarry@dougtarryhomes.com

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